Whiskey & Bananas Playlist Vol. 34
Featuring Chicago’s own The Lemons, Tom Jones, Kool & The Gang, El Guincho, lost icons of 2016 & more
Ghost Walk — The Budos Band
A variety of influences from jazz, funk, Afro-beat, soul and more permeate the Budos Band, an instrumental group on Daptones Records who records in Brooklyn.
Hollywood Swinging — Kool & The Gang
Get down with the glory days of funk — 1973, to be exact.
Le Marin — Babet
You know we love our French-language grooves.
Get Out Of My Life Woman — Lee Dorsey
Check out this lost 60s classic from R&B pioneer Lee Dorsey.
Bombay — El Guincho
Whether it’s winter in Chicago or summer in Miami, this bright beat will pick you up and get you going.
Memory — The Lemons
Chicago’s own The Lemons write the catchiest little ditties around, in the classic style of 50s bubblegum pop with a modern twist.
Help Yourself — Tom Jones
It’s impossible not to love Tom Jones, the eternal guilty pleasure.
Grandma’s Hands — Bill Withers
Check out this deep cut from classic 70s soul singer Bill Withers.
Thought U Wuz Nice (Instrumental) — Phife Dawg
Pouring one out for Phife Dawg, a member of A Tribe Called Quest, who we lost to the Great Musical Icon Death Wave of 2016.
Stand By Me — Cassius Clay
That Cassius Clay? Aka Muhammad Ali, the Greatest of All Time? Why yes, he did record an album, in 1963. Another great lost to 2016.